About

FATIMA LASAY
San Roque, Baclayon
Bohol 6301 Philippines
Mobile: +63 9298057723
Email: fats.lasay@gmail.com

Education:
Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, University of the Philippines, 1991

Units in Bachelor of Laws, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, 1995-1996
Units in Master of Management, Philippine Christian University, 1992
Comprehensive Music Program, University of the Philippines College of Music, 1984
1st CHEMSTART under Fr. William Schmitt, Ateneo de Manila University, 1984

Professional Experience:
2010-Present Artist, writer, livestock farmer
2004-2010 Artist, writer, independent curator
2001-2004 Assistant Professor I, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines
1996-2000 Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines
1989-1995 Freelance Graphic and Industrial Designer

Solo Exhibitions:
“Chansons de mes deux ames” outdoor sound installation in Lac Geronde, Sierre, Switzerland, April 26-30, 2004, Programme Artistes en Residence, Centre de Reflexion sur l’image et ses Contexts / Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais, March-April 2004.

“Enfants du Raisin” computer print installation at the Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais, Route dela Bonne-Eau, Sierre, Switzerland, April 28-30, 2004.

“Santo to Signal” glass and digital print installation at the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Building, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, March 2002 (MFA Thesis Exhibition)

Artist-in-Residence:
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), organised by the Networking and Initiatives for Culture and the Arts, September-October 2004.

Sierre, Switzerland, organised by Centre de Reflexion sur l’image et ses Contexts / Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais, March-April 2004.

Publications (Selected):

Books
Chapter Writer, “Tanaw: Seeing and Shaping the World in the Philippine Landscape” for a book published by the Central Bank of the Philippines, “Tanaw: Perspectives on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Painting Collection” August 2005, edited by Ramon E.S. Lerma.

Chapter Writer, “Diwa: A Filipino Aesthetic of Knowledge, Language, Body” for the book published by Cambridge Scholars Press, “PLACE: Local Knowledge and New Media Practice”, 2004.

Chapter Writer, “No Carrier and Other Stories from Philippine BBS Culture” for the Read_Me 2004 Software Art and Cultures published by Read_Me, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre (Aarhus University), The Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, August 2004.

Catalogues
Writer, “The Art of the Worker in Glass” introductory essay for Metamorphosis: Recent Works in Studio Glass, presented by Salcedo Private View and Spektacularis, with Foreword by Ramon E.S. Lerma, February 2017.

Writer, “(Not So) Fuzzy Logic” catalogue essay for Fuzzy Logic Exhibition at the Lopez Memorial Museum curated by Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, 2006.

“New Media in the Cradle of Modern Art” curator’s essay for Decode exhibition at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University, July 2003.

“New Media Art in the Philippines: The Bend in the Road” for the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Newsletter Issue 90, December 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Journals
Author, “The Philippine Triad and Western Dichotomous Philosophies, A Contest of Traditions” Leonardo Journal for the International Society for Art, Science and Technology, Volume 39 Number 1 2006, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Guest Editor-Author “Network Leaps, Bounds and Misses: Critiquing Regional Strategies for Digital Arts and Electronic Music in Asia and the Pacific”, August 2004, Special Issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

“Geocentricity: The Earth As Center” Leonardo Journal for the International Society for Art, Science and Technology, Volume 35 Number 3 2002, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Guest Editor-Author “The Myth of the Divided Child”, Vol. 10 No. 5, May 2002, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Guest Editor-Author “Being Universal: A Dialogue on the Process of Collaboration Between Joel Weishaus and Fatima Lasay”, Vol. 10 No. 6, May 2002, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

“Myth, Mind and Meaning in New Media” Vol. 10 No. 12, December 2002, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Writing for Workshops and Conferences:
“Triad: Knowledge, Technology, Autonomy” for the UNESCO DigiArts Workshop on the Creation of Masterclasses on Art and Design, Technology and Culture in the Mediterranean Rim and Gulf”, Linz, Austria, September 2004.

“Lessons from the Philippine Triad” for Session 4, Art/Science Approaches, the Art/Science/Spirituality Reconnections Within Emerging Planetary Cultures Conference at the International Festival of the Five Cultures” in Melilla, Spain, organized by La Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla in collaboration with Leonardo and Al Andalus Foundation.

Workshops and Conferences (Selected):

Art and Intellectual Property Rights
Speaker at “Should NIPPS Be Nipped in the Bud? A Forum on the National Intellectual Policy Policy and Strategy (NIPPS)”, June 17, 2009, Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, organized by The Third World Network.

Workshop Participant/Discussant as member of The CopySouth Group, December 2-4, 2008, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Speaker for the CopySouth Group Panel at the “Free Software, Free Society Conference on Freedom in Computing, Development and Culture”, December 2008, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Arts Policy
Speaker at the Mini-Summit on New Media Art Policy and Practice, organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, July 24-26, 2008, Singapore.

Moderator for the Working Group on Media, Education and Civil Society at the Mini-Summit on New Media Art Policy and Practice, organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, July 24-26, 2008, Singapore.

Resource Person for Sessions on Public Interest/Advocacy: “From Open Source to Open Content: Issues and Alternatives in Intellectual Property and the Public Domain” and “FOSS and the Creative Process,” organized by The Foundation for Media Alternatives at the LinuxWorld Conference, Dusit Hotel Nikko, Makati City, September 14-16, 2005.

Art Theory and Cultural Politics
Speaker, “Art in the Age of Techno-Propaganda” at the International Symposium, Multimedia Art Asia-Pacific Festival at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane, Australia, December 3, 2006.

Lecturer, “Striking the Balance in Sound Space” for “Hearing Helsinki” 4th Asia-Europe Art Camp sponsored by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Media Lab at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland, June 12-20, 2006.

Presenter for “Cultural Futures: Place, Ground and Practice in Asia Pacific New Media Arts” at the Cultural Futures International Conference in Hoani Waititi, Auckland, New Zealand, December 1-5, 2005.

Keynote Speaker, “Anito at Diwa: A Filipino Archeology of Self” for the International Conference of the Exchange of the Cultural Creative Design of International Indigenous People at the Chung Yuan Christian University, December 16-17, 2005, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, ROC.

Speaker, “Within the Dynamics of Cultural and Economic Imperalism: A Critical Look at Art, Technology and Development”, at the Regeneration of Digital Art International Symposium on Digital Arts, National Chiao Tung University, December 15-16, 2004, Hsin Chu, Taiwan, ROC.

Speaker at the UNESCO-Sarai International Colloquium, Old Pathways/New Travellers: New Media, Electronic Music and Digital Art Practices in the Asia Pacific Region at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi, India, December 4-5, 2003.

Resource Person, “Working with International Cultural Institutions: Policies, Strategies, Intentions and Constraints” and Panel Moderator, “Networking and Resource-Sharing in the Globalised Economies” organised by the International Forum on Inter-Media Arts, Yangon, Myanmar, June 2002.

Paper Reader, “Myth, Mind and Meaning in New Media” for the 1st Philippine Art Studies Conference, Cultural Center of the Philippines, organized by UP Art Studies Department Foundation, Pananaw Sining Bayan, Inc. and The Lopez Foundation.

Exhibitions and Other Events Curated and Organized:
Curator, “Katawan, Satti (Body, Force)” at the Art Gallery of the National Institute of Education in Singapore, organised by the Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific, October 2004.

Guest Curator, “Decode” Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, February 2004.

Manila Organizer, SIGGRAPH Senior Delegation Visit to Asia, hosted by Ateneo de Manila University, February 2004.

Exhibition Designer, “Yankee Doodles” for the Sangandaan 2003 Conference on the Centennial of Filipino-American Relations, at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, July 6-August 30, 2003.

On-Line Curator, Philippine entries for the streaming media program of the Walker Art Center “Translocations/How Latitudes Become Forms in the Globalized Age”, Minneapolis, USA), February 8-May 10, 2003.

Guest Curator, “Mga Wika ng Liwanag” for InteractivA’03, Museo Arte de Contemporaneo Ateneo Yucatan (MACAY), Merida, Mexico, July 10-September 28, 2003.

On-Line Curator, “Geocentricity: The Earth As Center”, commissioned by FineArtsForum, May 2001.

Art and Design Workshops:
Resource Person, Sound Art Workshop and Accessible Web Design Workshop, organized by Networking Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (NICA), Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), September 27-October 22, 2004.

Resource Person, “A Sound Archeology Workshop”, L’ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland, April 2004.

Resource Person, “Special Children’s Sound Workshop: A Grape Planting Ceremony”, Institut Notre Dame de Lourdes, Sierre, Switzerland, April 29, 2004.

Resource Person, “Accessible Web Design”, 12-hour accessible web design workshop for SPMO, at the Computational Science Research Center, University of the Philippines, September 18-20, 2002, “Webmasters Conference” December 6-8, 2000, Webmasters Training II April 2000, training for UP Diliman Webmasters September 2009.

Resource Person, “Healing Cultures Through Digital Art”, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), Research Dissemination Grant awarded by the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines, June 2002.

Resource Person, wrote the training modules and conducted the First UP Diliman Webmasters Training at the MITC, UP College of Education, September 1999.

Festivals Organized:
“Artifact Reassembly Through New Media Art, Digital Media Festival 2002”, Corredor Gallery, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, October 3-19, 2002.

“Digital Media Festival 2001”, Corredor Gallery, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, October 1-14, 2001.

“Digital Media Festival 2000 (DMF2K)”, Corredor Gallery, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, October 1-15, 2000.

Miscellaneous Research:
Personal research,”The Play ‘n’ Farrow Pen: Bridging the Gap Between Pasture and Confinement Systems in Integrated Pig Farming”, June 2017-Present.

“Encarnacion and Estofado: Artists’ Techniques from Golden Age Spain to the Philippines”, grant awarded by Towards a Common Future Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and Universities in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands, March 2003.

“Images Resulting from the Application of the Mathematical Concept of Recurrence Plots (Phase Space Portraits of the Nuestra Senora delos Dolores of Baclayon, Bohol)” Master of Fine Arts Thesis, 2002.

“The Spanish Colonial Santos of Baclayon Parish, Bohol: A Digitization Initiative”, grant awarded by Towards a Common Future Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain and Universities in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands, February 1999.